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“Sorrow Swag” is the first part of Ligia Lewis’ triptych that deals with affect and embodiment, as well as race and representation. Using texts and images derived from mid 20th-century classical theatre to interrogate race, authorship, gender, and grief, it produces an imaginative reformulation. Thinking through the blues, this work disrupts the canonical by means of a radical othering. With live music by Twin Shadow, Lewis and a performer create a hybrid body in a state of flux.                                                                                       


Concept & choreography: Ligia Lewis / Performance: Andrew Hardwidge / Musical arrangement: George Lewis Jr. (Twin Shadow) / Production management (tour): Hannes Frey (HAU Hebbel am Ufer) / Touring & distribution: Nicole Schuchardt (HAU Hebbel am Ufer)


  • Past
    Wed 15.4.2020, 19:00 / HAU3
    Sat 18.4.2020, 16:30 / HAU3


Production: Ligia Lewis. Funded by: Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa. Residency support: Human Resources Los Angeles, ADA Studio Berlin, Pieter Space (Los Angeles).

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Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin

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